SWS: Stockton II: Race notes

Raudman Pads Point Lead With Victory at Stockton STOCKTON, CA (July 31, 2004) Craig Raudman from Bakersfield, Calif. scored his second win of the season and 19th career triumph Saturday night at Stockton 99 Speedway to win round nine of the...

Raudman Pads Point Lead With Victory at Stockton

STOCKTON, CA (July 31, 2004) Craig Raudman from Bakersfield, Calif. scored his second win of the season and 19th career triumph Saturday night at Stockton 99 Speedway to win round nine of the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series schedule. Raudman took the lead on lap 5 from his sixth starting position and never looked back and held off a determined Eric Holmes by .200 seconds. Local fan favorite Jim Pettit Ii finished third, with Burney Lamar and Nick Lynch rounding out the top five finishers in the 125 lap event.

Raudman extended his point's lead on Pettit to 28 points going into the 150 lap event in three weeks at Colorado National Speedway in Erie, Colo. Lamar maintains the third spot in the standings with Eric Holmes and Joe Herold rounding out the top five in the standings. Eddy McKean falls to sixth after finishing 15th followed by Doug McCoun, Greg Voigt, Todd Souza, and Rip Michels.

Lamar collected his ninth career Bud Pole Award earlier in the evening to pace the field. Lamar drew an eight car invert to start the race. Darrell LaMoure finished eighth after starting 22nd to earn the PowerAde Power Move-of-the-Race Award for improving the most positions in the event. Tracy Bolin earned the Featherlite Award for improving the most positions from the previous race (19). Nick Lynch was the top finishing Autometer Rookie-of-the-Year competitor with a fifth place performance.

The next event for the NASCAR AutoZone Southwest Series is Saturday, August 21 in Erie, Colo. For all the latest news and information regarding the AutoZone Southwest, log onto www.nascarregionalracing.com . <pre> Updated Point Standings Driver Points 1 Craig Raudman 1419 2 Jim Pettit II 1391 3 Burney Lamar 1336 4 Eric Holmes 1180 5 Joe Herold 1173 6 Eddy McKean 1166 7 Doug McCoun 1133 8 Greg Voigt 1112 9 Todd Souza 1098 10 Rip Michels 1073 11 Nick Lynch 1030 12 Bob Lyon 990 13 Dan Holtz 986 14 Danny Burson 985 15 Darrell LaMoure 962

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Eric Holmes , Danny Burson , Joe Herold , Dan Holtz , Burney Lamar , Darrell LaMoure , Doug McCoun , Jim Pettit II , Craig Raudman , Todd Souza , Rip Michels